#LocalMusic: South Indian Singer, Roja Naidoo

Roja Naidoo
Vijay TV Supersinger Mano performing with South African Indian singer, Roja Naidoo in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa – South African Indian singing sensation, Roja Naidoo who passed away suddenly on the afternoon of 28 January, 2013. Best known for her versatile singing ability, Naidoo has been performing to thousands of fans across South Africa.

The singer, whose talent in singing South and North Indian songs, devotional hymns was one of the rare artists who has had the opportunity to perform with international playback artists. Naidoo has sung alongside artists like Hariharan, Vijay TV’s Super Singer judge and playback artist Mano.

“South Africa has lost a stunning artist and human too soon, she took care of me when I first moved to Johannesburg and I shared in the priceless moments of being alongside her as she sang her heart out for years at temples, especially at Melrose Temple, I’ve spent countless hours writing her lyrics and seeing truly what a wonderful spirit she had and shared with others around her”, commented Indianspice’s editor, Naufal Khan, also her nephew.

Listen now to Roja Naidoo

Her efforts in promoting the arts in South Africa has been tireless alongside her husband Allen Naidoo. She never sought out fame through her talent, but sang for the love of it and honoured her God-given gift which she shared with the world.

Roja Naidoo was most recently honoured at the Bollywood Indian Cinema Centenary Awards by Fakir Hassen. Her final performance was last week at the Patidar Theatre in Lenasia at the Indian Cinema Centenary Concert. Her other recent performances included her role as lead solo artist at the first Indianspice Diwali in Mzansi in 2012, where she performed back to back over a period of 12 hours.

Roja has been a regular artist who shared her passion and devotion to singing at various temples across South Africa over the years. Her love for her faith and devotion to her family made her the rock that everyone leaned on.

Roja leaves behind her husband, 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Indianspice salutes Roja Naidoo for her contribution to the Arts of South Africa.


About lakshya

Editor for Indianspice.co.za

One comment

  1. To whom it may concern,
    Just listening to this song she sung it for the last concert in Actonville for the Tamil association and the band that was backing her up was the a Durban band accompanied with some singers from the situmbrum band (please excuse my spelling). Last week while cleaning my home her song can up and I just set and balled my eyes out with so much of sadness. She was my legend and for all her performances I was there. I sadly miss her. Where can I purchases her CD. She was a gr8 singer.

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